- Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:50 am
- Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
- Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
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Growth curves are probably "logistic" but the growth part may be both exponential and logarithmic and the decline part could be exponential and logarithmic too. Maybe with a logistic curve there is no inflection point. ??? I guess there is need for me to take a trip to the library or check further o...

- Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:37 am
- Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
- Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
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Thank you for the help. The Wikipedia article for "Bacterial Growth" does have a discussion that parallels what you just showed as well as said. Even if a growth curve has a rapidly increasing population 'log phase', that does not mean the rapidly doubling population is increasingly increasing -- or...

- Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:25 am
- Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
- Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
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I was in a discussion with a friend. I understand that Geometric growth and Exponential growth often amount to the same thing as mentioned in Wikipedia under 'exponential growth'. However, I thought 'exponential growth' is sometimes also called 'logarithmic growth' and in Wikipedia under 'bacterial ...